The EvoFight Jiu-Jitsu program at Evo Academy is a Brazilian Jiu-Jitsu (BJJ) based program for adults and teens (13 years and older).
Brazilian Jiu-Jitsu is a martial art and combat sport based on hand-to-hand combat techniques and submission holds. The goal is to take an opponent down to the ground, control them and gain a dominant position using various techniques to force them into submission via chokeholds, strangulations or joint locks.
There is also a strong focus on defending and escaping difficult positions to avoid physical domination by an opponent.
Contrary to most schools, we follow a more structured approach to guide you step-by-step from beginner to advanced level. Both gi and no-gi techniques will be covered and you will need to purchase a gi once you decide to commit. Sessions are an hour long and typically include a warm-up, technique drills, partner orientated drills and free sparring.
You will learn to control your own body and develop strength and reflexes. You will become stronger and more flexible all while having fun and challenging yourself mentally. Classes are inclusive and presented in a safe and friendly environment. Come prepared to learn a lot, have fun and leave your ego at the door.
Our syllabus does not strictly follow a specific school of thought. We aim to develop with the martial art to always incorporate state-of-the-art systems and techniques while keeping a strong focus on the fundamentals.
Some of our influences include Gracie Jiu-Jitsu, John Danahar, Marcelo Garcia and the Mendes Brothers. We are affiliated with the international Rio Grappling Club and follow their grading system under our local black belt, Jurgen Putter.
Follow these basic rules to keep the mats safe for all:
- No shoes on the BJJ section of the mat.
- Trim your finger and toenails. Be clean, smell clean and never train when sick or with skin infections. Always wear a clean gi or no-gi attire, washed after each session.
- Respect the techniques and the damage they can do – never apply a technique without control. Always respect a partner’s tap/submission and immediately let go.
- Respect classmates and the instructor – be on time and focus on the instruction.
- Smile, ask questions and have fun!